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Is there some pull medium for my favorite feeds

I'm using mytags when looking for questions (as suggested by Jorge Castro). This list is sorted by votes. So new questions are hard to find. I'd like to have some RSS feed which contains new questions ...
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Should tags also used for adding extra information

I saw an this post. The author describes a problem but uses the tags to define the version of Ubuntu, to give extra information. He doesn't mention the version in his text. I know that tags should be ...
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Why do we have a specification tag?

I just found out that we have a specification tag. Can we remove it because it doesn't say anything about the problem? Or just give me a reason for that we even have it! specification Now when there ...
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how are tags ordered and why only the first one is included in the question title?

I'm supposing that tags specified are reordered by occurrences (the most used fo first). The first tag goes directly in title of the question, not the others, even if they could be better related and ...
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Are [vsftp] and [vsftpd] dupes?

I came across the tags vsftp and vsftpd. Both have similar descriptions and are not related to each other. I would propose to alias vsftp to vsftpd (or the other way around). Because I see not reason ...
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Is the off tag really needed?

I suddenly came across a question which had the off tag. The tag itself has no explanation and I asked myself what the purpose of this tag is. From my perspective this tag is somehow confusing. Would ...
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Tag cleanup list

We still need feedback on these tags! Esp. the "Not Sure" ones. I have started a list of tags that need some cleanup per request. Please contribute. Burniate: bits z475 vm-guest-files ...
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How should questions about SPDY be tagged?

This web protocol is becoming more and more popular considering its' value, but it's not in the list of tags. How should a question be tagged since this tag isn't here?
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What tags should we use for tablets?

Which tags should we use for the upcoming tablet releases? We didn't really talk about the classification when the phone was announced which led to some confusion, so I figured I would ask early.
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Tag synonym request: [persistent] to [persistence]

Remap persistent to persistence Both deal with persistence issues on Live USB. While persistent has more posts I propose to make persistence (or persistance??) the main tag anyhow. Suggestion for a ...
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Can we *please* blacklist the error tag?

The tag has reappeared two more times again. The error has reappeared after at lease 2 purges. Can we please blacklist this tag? Reasons for this have been discussed several times already: The '...
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Tags: Messaging-menu and memenu

Should we make memenu a synonym on messaging-menu In looking at the questions in memenu it seems to be a abbreviation of "messaging". Based on research by Eliah Kagan, the name is "Me Menu" and not a ...
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Can we kill the "bounty" tag?

Yesterday a question about Ask Ubuntu was asked (by a user with more than 300 rep) on the main site. It was eventually migrated, but the tag the OP created (bounty) is still around. Can a ...
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Can I create and maintain a tag to support unity-tweak-tool?

Unity Tweak tool is a configuration tool meant for Ubuntu that I and some of my friends are working on. It is not yet available in official repositories but we provide a PPA for those who want to try ...
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Do we need a tag for every Apple product?

I was editing a Mac related question, and noticed we had a macbook, mackbookpro, macbookair and mac-mini tags. Do we really need all these tags for Apple products? I'm not sure anything needs to ...
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Mozilla tag redundant

It seems to me that the tag mozilla is not used well, and should be removed. All of the mozilla questions are (or should be) tagged with either firefox or thunderbird, and not with mozilla. Should the ...
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Why the ccsm has duplicated tags?

The Compiz Config Settings Manager or ccsm have two tags: compiz used 1169 times ccsm used 25 times Why don't include the cssm tag into the compiz one? No one of both could be deleted? Or no one ...
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I can't find a tag called windows-8. Would such a tag be useful?

There is the uefi tag but I feel a windows-8 tag would be more "friendly". In any case, there are tags for Win 7 and XP. I feel it could be useful for questions possibly arising from difficulties ...
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Can we merge the 'dev' and 'devices' tags?

I was re-tagging a question about developing applications when I noticed there was a dev tag. To me, both dev and devices (or maybe development) cover exactly the same thing. Can we merge the tags ...
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The "disable" tag is meta and can be removed

disable is meta, it can probably be removed.
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Tags: is *gnome correct when referring to "the gnome 3 shell"?

A user stated "I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the gnome 3 shell ", what would be the correct tag to use? As I read it *gnome refers to the Standard Ubuntu
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Can we please disambiguate or discourage the 'mobile' tag?

I've decided to branch off my mobile concerns from Do we need a new “ubuntu-for-phones” tag?. In my opinion 'mobile' is too ambiguous and broad in its name being an adjective. Yes, we may have a ...
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Do we need a new "ubuntu-for-phones" tag?

I see Jorge Castro has been replacing ubuntu-for-phones with mobile here and here. (Hi Jorge!) Shouldn't those two tags be kept distinct? ubuntu-for-phones is the newly announced project with the ...
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Can a moderator please symlink x11 to xorg?

x11 has a number in it, so the system assumes it's a version number and won't let me submit it as a proposed synonym. Can someone make it a synonym of xorg?
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How are we going to deal with Qt 5.0 questions?

Now that Qt 5.0 is released, we can expect to see a number of questions popping up on the site relating to the new release. We already have a tag: qt5 So my question is thus: are we going to merge ...
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There is no Shell Tag?

There does not appear to be a "shell" tag! I realize that AskUbuntu is fairly GUI and newbie oriented but having no tag for one of the landmarks of Unix and Linux systems is frankly ridiculous. I am ...
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Desktop tag must go!

desktop is something we all use, unless you want to specifically refer to server (as in, I dont have a desktop, this is a server) most questions will be directly related to it. That renders the tag ...
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Are language specific tags needed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tags related to languages It has came to my notice that there are some language / country specific tags floating around (actually, there are a lot of posts using them). ...
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Add the retag button back after getting the edit question privilege

After I got the Edit Questions and Answers question privilege the retag button is gone in questions. I have used it for a long time and liked it. Maybe add it back?
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Moving from packaging to platform-development tags

One of the coolest integration stories we have is the tie in between Ask Ubuntu and developer.ubuntu.com, which enabled us to build a pretty impressive library of q+a for application developers. You ...
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Should askubuntu implement a "Humble-Bundle" tag?

Since Linux support for the Humble Bundles is pretty highly publicized (including integration with the Ubuntu Software Center), should askubuntu implement a "humble-bundle" tag to address bundle ...
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Can we increase the minimum reputation requirement for creating new tags?

Currently, you only need 300 reputation to create new tags. If you couple that with the 500 reputation required to retag questions at your will, you can easily end up with lots of tags that should ...
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PSA: When reviewing, remember to think of the future!

I've been reviewing a ton lately and the version tags are becoming worse and worse. Note to selves, Jeff warned us about this: When should we use the versions tags? Version tags can be dangerous ...
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Can we make some low quality tags synonyms, and outright remove some others? [duplicate]

Credit goes to jokerdino for making me aware of almost all of these tags. He sent me a list of tags he considered low quality, and asked me to post on meta about the ones I think we should take action ...
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Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
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Tags related to languages

I have seen a user tag a question with swedish, and there may be other languages. Should such tags be avoided, instead using language, language-support or localization?
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How to display keys and tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown? How do you display buttons on keyboard eg: Control, Alt etc. in your discussion? I have seen many people even displaying tags. ...
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Please burninate the "untagged" tag

untagged does not mean anything. Any question should at least belong to one tag, so this is useless. It should be burninated. Note: I had retagged the questions that had untagged to their ...
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Do you really need "burning", "dvd-burning", "cd-burning" tag?

I have seen that we have several tags on the burning CD/DVD topic. One tag burn has wiki, but there are three more tags on the same topic. These are burning, dvd-burning , cd-burning. Do we really ...
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Module and Modules needs to be merged/linked

module and modules needs to be symlinked/merged
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Method for removing tag synonyms

In case two synonymed tags end up becoming unrelated (e.g. through separating software development, etc), what would the proper method be for removing said synonym? I am asking for future reference.
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Do we really need "release-upgrade"?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/release-upgrade This tag makes no sense to me, it looks like it's just a subset of what should just be in "upgrade" anyway, should we just merge/symlink it?
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Can a 'Recommended' Filter be added to the search criteria of Tags

At present users are able to filter their Tag searches by Info, Newest, FAQ, Votes, Active and Unanswered Would it be possible to add a Recommended filter also. For instance if My computer boots to ...
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Tag for Macbook Pros with retina displays?

What is the tag for Macbook Pros with retina displays? In this case, I created retina-display. Any better ideas?
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My favorite tags are empty [closed]

I am searching for unanswered questions on my favorite tags (mysql, lubuntu, virtualbox, and etc.) But all of them are empty (zero unanswered) is this right? Or I'm having some kind of trouble? ...
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Tag for unity webapps?

webapps makes sense to me, but this seems to have other uses. Perhaps unity-webapps would be best?
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"Avconv" tag does not exist!

I just asked a question related to "avconv" and I was surprised that the tag for it did not exist. I do not have enough reputation to create a tag. I posted the question with "ffmpeg" tag instead. ...
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What should the "gateway" tag be used for?

We have a tag called gateway. Perhaps with insufficient forethought, I am partially responsible for its existence. (I used it to indicate the personal computer brand.) Should gateway be used for ...
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Tag synonym request: [xfce4] -> [xfce]

There is really no need for a separate xfce4 tag, since virtually any question about xfce in Ubuntu will pertain to major version 4. Previous versions are not currently supported in Ubuntu. (They use ...
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Tag synonym request: [gnome3] -> [gnome3.4]

Is there a real changes gnome3 and gnome3.4 for to be tag synonyms?
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